(Natural News) Democrats in California continue to flout laws making it illegal to sneak into the United States by rewarding such lawlessness with benefits paid for by citizens.
The latest gift to illegal immigrants is a $125 million Wuhan coronavirus ‘bonus,’ most of which will be paid for by the state’s taxpayers.
On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the program, stating that $75 million would come from state funds while the other $50 million would be donated by corporations and philanthropists. In all, about 150,000 illegal aliens living in the state will receive $500 each.
California has had an estimated 2 million immigrants living in the country illegally. They have not been eligible for the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress last month, which pledged cash payments to most Americans while boosting unemployment benefits by $600 per week.
“We feel a deep sense of gratitude for people that are in fear of deportations that are still addressing essential needs of tens of millions of Californians,” Newsom said, noting that at least 10 percent of California’s workforce consists of people who are in America illegally.
And while he also said they pay some $2.5 billion a year in state and local taxes, that’s the least they can do given that they didn’t have to go through any process to come into the country legally, like hundreds of thousands of other immigrants do every year.
The network reported that a group of charities has only coughed up about $5.5 million of the $50 million that is supposed to come from people other than taxpayers “including the Emerson Collective, Blue Shield of California Foundation, the California Endowment, the James Irvine Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and an anonymous donor.”
Why do Democrats in California pander to and attract homeless and illegal aliens?
And unlike the federal coronavirus relief checks sent to American citizens, Newsom said there will be no income-based distribution of cash to illegal aliens: Everyone gets the same amount. (Related: How do covid-19 deaths compare to 9/11, the Las Vegas shooting and other high death toll events?)
“Their personal information will not be required to get those support,” he said.
Fox News added:
California has been seen as the most aggressive state in the nation when it came to giving benefits to immigrants living in the country illegally. Last year, California became the first state to give taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults 25 and younger living in the country illegally. This year, Newsom had proposed expanding those benefits to seniors 65 and older.
Now you can see why the state continues to be a magnet for cross-border lawbreaking.
Meanwhile, congressional Democrats wanted all American citizens to contribute money to a coronavirus relief fund for illegal immigrants, Fox News noted — though that provision isn’t likely to get past a Republican Senate or president, all of whom are more concerned with helping needy Americans who are lining up at food banks by the tens of thousands after being laid off, thanks to mandatory business closures tied to governors’ coronavirus shutdown orders.
And while we’re at it, when was the last time Gov. Newsom bothered to offer funding and help to homeless veterans? How about the hungry in his own state?
He and other Democrats brag about how California has the fifth-largest economy in the world, but they never say much about the fact that their state also has the country’s highest rate of poverty, per capita.
But hey, let’s make sure we cut checks to illegal immigrants while offering them healthcare, education, and anything else they would normally not have a right to, not being citizens and all.
Why do Democrats in California pander to and attract homeless and illegal aliens? Political power. Census counts the number of people in a state, not the number of citizens, and congressional seats are awarded on the basis of population, not citizenry.
So, the more, the merrier.